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Published: 2013/01/24

The Allman Brothers Band to Release Classic ’70s Shows

The Allman Brothers Band will re-release two archival recordings on February 12, 2013. Each show will document a different incarnation of the group.

The first recording captures the band’s February 11, 1972 hometown show at Macon, GA’s City Auditorium. The group’s first show after the death of founding guitarist Duane Allman, The Allman Brothers Band’s lineup featured keyboardist Gregg Allman, drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Dickey Betts. The performance has never been heard in the bootleg market and was recorded two months before Eat A Peach was released.

The second archival recording documents the group’s May 1, 1973 show at Uniondale, NY’s Nassau Coliseum. Though recorded only a little over year after the February 11, 1972, this performance features the lineup of Allman, Trucks, Jaimoe, Betts, new keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams. The bassist joined the band after Oakley’s untimely passing. Four songs from this set have not appeared on any of the previous live or archival releases: “Come & Go Blues,” “Wasted Words,” “Jessica” and “Ramblin’ Man.” Like the 2/11/72 Macon show, this concert is from a two-track reel-to-reel soundboard master tape.

Here’s a look at the ABB’s upcoming releases

City Auditorium, Macon, GA, 2-11-72

Disc 1:
Statesboro Blues 4:09
Done Somebody Wrong 3:34
Ain’t Wasting Time No More 4:15
One Way Out 6:49
Midnight Rider 2:55
You Don’t Love Me 21:37
Stormy Monday 7:58
Hoochie Coochie Man 4:40
Hot ‘Lanta 5:07

Disc 2 :
Les Brers In ‘A’ Minor 11:14
Trouble No More 3:53
Whipping Post 15:45

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 5-1-73

Disc 1:
Wasted Words 4:58
Done Somebody Wrong 3:52
Statesboro Blues 4:15
One Way Out 7:42
Stormy Monday 8:46
Midnight Rider 3:13
Jessica 10:25
Come And Go Blues 4:58
Ramblin’ Man 7:55
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 15:06

Disc 2:
Trouble No More 4:02
You Don’t Love Me 6:19
Les Brers In ‘A’ Minor 19:12
Whipping Post 18:40
Mountain Jam 31:05


There are 8 comments associated with this post

LetsGoCaps January 24, 2013, 12:41:21

You’re teasing us with that headline. Unfortunately, these are re-releases. How about some something new form the archives ABB????

Huh? January 24, 2013, 12:45:16

These have previously been released. Where’s the new old stuff??

Doug Sahm January 24, 2013, 16:00:25

Wake me up when they release some ’90s shows. The shows with Dickie and Jack Pearson were smokin’!

KB January 24, 2013, 17:33:11

Doug, you hit the nail on the head. That was the 2nd smokinist lineup they had. The Oteil and Jack era was the high point for me. I think Jack was only with them for like 18 months or so but Jackie P was my favorite and possibly the most talented guitar slinger I’ve ever seen.

OB RLS January 24, 2013, 18:40:11

I suppose these are historic documents of a time important to the ABB & die hard fans. For the listener… Release shows with Duane, Derek or Jack.

NambyPamby January 24, 2013, 23:57:07


Bab's Uvula January 25, 2013, 10:27:50

And yet, still no DVD release from the Clapton shows at the Beacon a couple of years ago. All that stuff was filmed by HD cameras and available through MOOGIS at the time. So instead, we get 2-track audio stuff that’s already widely available, from 40 years ago. Oh, and what about the video of the original band from the Fillmore East? That’s in the can too. What gives, ABB management?

freejimtraficant January 27, 2013, 19:09:07

count me in the Jack Pearson fan club. I saw 2 of the shows at the fox and those were probably the best ABB shows I have ever seen. mini acoustic set in the middle. the last time i saw the current lineup i left early.

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